I understand that Riemann was very shy, so he didn't talk much. Something that he said was:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

'If only I had the theorems! Then I should find the proofs easily enough'.

What do you think meant by that? I suspect he was comparing deductive reasoning (proofs) with imagination and the 'seeing over the walls'-kind of reasoning that is needed for creating theorems when facing new problems.

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